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The Privasec team are proud to be one of the sponsors for Australia’s biggest software security conference: OWASP AppSec Day 2019. The conference talks focus on techniques to build and deploy secure web and mobile applications and DevSecOps practices for fast agile software delivery environments.

AppSecDay also marks the beginning of our Privasec Red Hacking Challenge which will consist of four weekly challenges where we’ll give away 80 one month subscriptions to the Hack The Box penetration testing platform. Make sure you follow Privasec Red on Twitter and look out for the Privasec Red Hacking Challenge’s clues at the conference for your chance to grab a free Hack the Box subscription in the week one challenge.

Stay tuned to Privasec Red’s Twitter channel and the Privasec Blog page for updates on the upcoming challenges.

The prize giveaways are subject to the following terms and conditions:

Privasec Red Hacking Challenge

  • The promoter is: PrivasecRed, whose registered office is at L2, 64 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • The competition is open to residents worldwide except employees of Privasec and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via
  • Entrants must be following PrivasecRed on Twitter via
  • Only one entry will be accepted per challenge round person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified, and winning any round disqualifies any person from winning a consecutive round.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per challenge round person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified, and winning any round disqualifies any person from winning a consecutive round.
  • Closing date for entries for each round will be:
    • Round 1: 6/11/2019
    • Round 2: 13/11/2019
    • Round 3: 20/11/2019
    • Round 4: 27/11/2019
  • The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • This competition is based on skill and chance plays no part in the outcome.
  • The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:


Round 1:

      • Follow PrivasecRed on Twitter:
      • Locate the PrivasecRed hacker at AppSecDay on the 1/11/2019 and tell them you want to “Hack The Box with PrivasecRed”.
      • Follow their instructions as to how to claim your subscription.
      • 20 Hack The Box subscriptions will be up for grabs. First in, first served

Round 2:

      • Follow PrivasecRed on Twitter:
      • Send us a tweet at @PrivasecRed telling us what it is that you love about Information Security, Cybersecurity, or Ethical Hacking. It can include things like what excites you, motivates you, or concerns you? What’s your “why” for being involved in the industry?
      • Round 2 is open to anyone currently undertaking study at a university, college, or other educational institution including certificate courses.
      • You must be able to prove your enrolment either by providing us with your student email address for prize delivery, or an alternate method if enrolled in a certificate course (contact us via DM on @PrivasecRed for details).
      • Your area of study can be outside of the cybersecurity or information security arena, we welcome diversity!
      • We’ll assess the responses and choose the best at the end of the round (closing date is 13/11/2019).
      • Winners will be notified via DM on Twitter.
      • 20 Hack The Box Subscriptions will be up for grabs.

Round 3:

      • Follow PrivasecRed on Twitter:
      • Round 3 is open to anyone who can crack our basic encryption challenge.
      • Find the encrypted string on our Twitter feed, crack it, and send the decrypted string to us via DM on our Twitter account:
      • Anyone openly tweeting the decrypted string will be disqualified, and a new encrypted string will be released. So please keep it fun and challenging for everyone by not posting spoilers.
      • 20 Hack The Box subscriptions will be up for grabs. The first 20 people to decrypt the string and message us with it win.

Round 4:

    • Follow PrivasecRed on Twitter:
    • Details on how to enter round 2 will be released on 21/11/2019.
    • 20 Hack The Box subscriptions will be up for grabs. First in, first served
  • The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  • Winners need to complete the challenges as set by the promoter for each round. Where not based on a first completed, first won basis, winners will be selected based on the quality of their challenge submissions by the promoter.
  • The prixes are as follows:
    • PrivasecRed have 80 Hack The Box VIP one month free subscriptions to give away during the course of the competition.
    • The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability.
  • The winner will be notified by email or DM on Twitter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  • The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/is delivered.
  • The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by NSW law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of NSW.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name, Twitter handle, and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to PrivasecRed and not to any other party. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on our Privacy Policies.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored or administered by Hack The Box. PrivasecRed is the sole promoter of the promotion.
  • PrivasecRed shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change will be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.